Women's Hockey Hands Amherst 5-2 Loss
January 12, 2013
Middlebury led 5-0 before coming away with a 5-2 win over Amherst in Kenyon Arena. The fourth-ranked Panthers improve to 9-1-2, 6-0-2 in NESCAC play while the Jeffs fall to 7-5-1, 5-2-1 in the league. Middlebury is now unbeaten in its last eight games (6-0-2). The Panthers return to action next weekend with NESCAC games at Bowdoin on Friday and Saturday.
Middlebury took a 1-0 lead 8:17 into the first period with a power play goal. Lauren Greer earned the tally down low, after a shot from Sara Ugalde made its way off the stick of Maggie Woodward. Greer notched her second of the period at the 15:22 mark, stuffing in a shot after a shot from Ugalde had been saved. Katie Sullivan made it a 3-0 game at 16:49 with a power play goal, redirecting a shot from Madison Styrbicki.
Strybricki was the only goal scorer in the second period, finding the back of the net at 8:46 for her first of the season. The Panthers scored their final goal of the game in a five-on-three situation at the 11:45 mark of the third period. Heather Marrison earned her third of the year, scoring from the point after her shot deflected off an Amherst defender.
Amherst scored twice in the final five minutes of the game to break-up the shutout. Emily Flom netted her third of the season at the 15:12 mark, while Megan Doyen scored the game’s final goal just 56 seconds later.
Middlebury out shot its opponent 35-28 on the afternoon, with Annabelle Jones making 26 saves in goal to earn the win. Kasia Henley made seven first period saves for Amherst, before giving way to Kerri Stuart, who finished with 23 saves.